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Request for Pre-Applications for Research Project Leaders

Therapeutic and Drug Development for Aging-Associated Diseases (TDDAAD)

Boise State University seeks applications from interested investigators to serve as Research Project Leaders and contribute to a campus-wide effort in the research area of Therapeutic and Drug Development for Aging-Associated Diseases (TDDAAD). Research projects that utilize both drug and non-drug therapeutics are of interest.

Intended funding mechanism: NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). See PAR-19-313, which expired 01/28/2022. A new announcement will not come out until summer 2022, but it should be very similar.

  • Number of Research Project Leader awards: Four (4) awards are anticipated in year 1 with five (5) additional award opportunities in subsequent years.
  • Award Budget: The annual budget for each investigator is estimated at $125,000 to $150,000 per year for up to three years.
  • Duration: The project period is limited to three years for Research Project Leaders.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Research Project Leaders must:
    1. be junior investigators or established investigators that are making significant changes to his/her career. Junior investigators are defined either as an individual who does not have and has not previously served as PI on an R01 or R01-like grant award. Grants that name an individual as a co-investigator, collaborator, consultant, or to a position other than PI, DO NOT disqualify that investigator. R15, R03, and R21 awards also do not disqualify that investigator.
    2. hold the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (Research Assistant or Research Associate Professors may apply, but eligibility will be pending a discussion with the Program Officer).
    3. make a minimum commitment of 6 person-months annually to research.
    4. demonstrate a strong commitment to their project and the future submission of a related NIH R01 proposal.
    5. utilize both of the COBRE Core Facilities in their research project (CORE 1 includes mass spectrometry (MS), protein expression, chemical synthesis, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and equipment to measure protein-ligand interactions and CORE 2 is the Biomedical Research Vivarium for animal studies).

Pre-Application Requirements: Due to Cheryl Jorcyk by Friday, June 3rd, 2022.

  • Specific Aims page (1 page)—Each of the two CORE facilities must be incorporated into the aims. One aim should include some beginning level of therapeutic animal testing.
  • Facility Use white paper (½ to 1 page)—Describe the proposal’s use of the Therapeutic and Drug Development for Aging-Associated Diseases (TDDAAD) CORE Facilities (listed in #5 above). Note: not all facilities in a CORE need to be utilized, but the use of at least one facility per CORE is required.
  • NIH Biosketch (maximum of 5 pages).


June 3, 2022                Specific Aims page and Biosketch due

July 29, 2022               Notification of selection

Sept 30, 2022              Individual Grant Applications (6-page NIH Format) due

Nov 18, 2022               Internal/External Review Returned

Dec 16, 2022               Resubmission (internal)

Jan 27, 2023                 COBRE grant submission to NIH

For more information, please contact Cheryl L. Jorcyk, Director of Clinical & Translational Research, at 208-426-4287 or


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